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30 million dollar Winterhawks renovation!

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Hey guys!

Just wanted to update everyone about the renovation of Portland Winterhawks' Veteran's Memorial Colosseum!

The owner of the Winterhawks actually paid for almost half of the renovation! The renovation includes;

extra 15 feet of ice (nhl regulation size), Wider seats, and an HD jumbo tron and video system!

The most exciting prospect in all of this is that, suddenly we have a SECOND NHL ready arena!

The owner of the Winterhawks (Bill Gallacher, a Calgary businessman, purchased the team in October 2008.) has shown interest in an NHL franchise before, but the owner of the Rose Garden (and the Portland Trail Blazers) refused to work with Gallacher for reasons only speculated....

Im not sure the HD system is ready yet (the ice and seats are recently completed), but it will be before play offs so don't be scared to purchase live feeds from Portland's Memorial Colosseum!

screw you Paul Allen and your damn Trail (jail) Blazers, were gonna play hockey!

Woo!

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I feel like Portland could definitely support an NHL team, but the Coliseum is currently about 6,000 seats short of it being a NHL ready arena, and I can't see this renovation adding that much on.

Will be really good for the Winterhawks though.

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I imagine we would actually lose seats considering were widening them, AND adding ice...

however, if we filled less seats on a regular basis, we could make more money than phoenix! Not that that is anything to brag about... kids with lemonade stands make more money than the Yotes.

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Glad to see the Hawks are finally taking advantage of the recent income of the past few years...watching a game in Portland was great before the reno's, I can only imagine what it'll be like with a facelift!

Now if only the rich, rich owners of the Blazers could put a little money into the aging (although still beautiful) Interior Savings Centre.

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What's the seating capacity after the renovation? Would it be big enough for the AHL?

I love winterhawk games, but due to timing always see them in the Rose Garden haha

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Glad to see the Hawks are finally taking advantage of the recent income of the past few years...watching a game in Portland was great before the reno's, I can only imagine what it'll be like with a facelift!

Now if only the rich, rich owners of the Blazers could put a little money into the aging (although still beautiful) Interior Savings Centre.

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Don't wanna hijack the thread, but. They are putting that new lounge in. I think just extending on the current one somehow. And I heard (through the grapevine) that there is a plan for new luxury boxes within 2 years on the other side of the rink.

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I just cant wait to see the renovations. A new scoreboard makes me want to see games at the Coliseum again!

The daylight games are beautiful with the curtains open and the ice being lit up by the (overcast) sky!

Go Hawks!

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